Gloaming Stakes

The Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Randwick Racecourse on The Everest Day each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival as a lead-up to the Spring Champion Stakes and VRC Derby.

2023 Gloaming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Raf Attack
  • 2nd: #3 Tom Kitten
  • 3rd: #11 Cap Ferrat



The Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival in October.

The Gloaming Stakes is now held on The Everest Day which is headlined by the running of the world’s richest turf race – the $20 million The Everest (1200m).

Other key races on The Everest Day include the Group 1 $5 million King Charles III Stakes (1600m) which was formerly run as the George Main Stakes earlier in the spring, the $2 million The Kosciuszko slot race for country-trained horses, the $1 million Silver Eagle for Golden Eagle-bound four-year-olds and the lucrative Group 3 $2 million Sydney Stakes for horses that failed to gain a start in The Everest field.

The Gloaming Stakes is run under set weights conditions over 1800m and is only open to three-year-olds offering a lucrative $500,000 in total prize money.

Many of the more successful runners in the Gloaming Stakes go on to challenge the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m).

The Gloaming Stakes winner is exempt from Spring Champion Stakes ballot and the latest horses to complete the Gloaming – Spring Champion Stakes double are Shadow Hero (2019) and Sharp ‘N’ Smart (2022).

Often, horses will contend the Gloaming Stakes before heading south to target Flemington’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2017 Ace High took out the Gloaming Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes – VRC Derby treble.

In 2021 the Gloaming Stakes form was franked with the runner-up Profondo going on to win the Spring Champion Stakes next start.

After taking out the Gloaming Stakes and Spring Champion Stakes double in 2022 Sharp ‘N’ Smart further franked the form with a VRC Derby second. He returned to New Zealand in 2023 winning a further two Group 1 events including the NZ Derby and then ran a good fourth in Sydney’s Group 1 ATC Derby that autumn.

The 2023 Gloaming Stakes ran on Saturday October 14th, 2023 on Randwick’s The Everest Day program as a key lead-up to the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes and was won in a narrow upset by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Raf Attack ($8.50).

Gloaming Stakes
Date: Saturday October 14th, 2023
Racecourse: Randwick Racecourse 
Distance: 1800m
Conditions: Three-year-olds at Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $500,000

2023 Gloaming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Raf Attack ($8.50)
  • 2nd: #3 Tom Kitten
  • 3rd: #11 Cap Ferrat

Progressive New Zealand-bred colt Raf Attack ($8.50) produced a brilliant front-running effort to hold off a thrilling late charge by the beaten favourite Tom Kitten, who was huge in defeat, to hold on and score a narrow upset in the 2023 Gloaming Stakes results on The Everest Day in Sydney ahead of a likely Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes assignment.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 RAF ATTACK (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 2 56.5kg $8.50
2 3 TOM KITTEN James Cummings Nash Rawiller 0.26L 3 56.5kg $2.60F
3 11 CAP FERRAT Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0.54L 5 56.5kg $26
4 6 KINTYRE Gary Portelli Ms Jamie Kah 0.65L 10 56.5kg $41
5 10 GLAD YOU THINK SO John Sargent Jean Van Overmeire 0.95L 11 56.5kg $51
6 8 SNOWMAN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1.68L 8 56.5kg $4.80
7 14e LONG GENES Edward Cummings Tyler Schiller 1.97L 7 56.5kg $151
8 2 GANBARE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 3.17L 13 56.5kg $10
9 7 RAVELLO (NZ) John O’Shea Tommy Berry 3.45L 1 56.5kg $12
10 13 WAVERLEY John Sargent Craig Williams 5.89L 12 56.5kg $41
11 1 TANNHAUSER Chris Waller James McDonald 6.8L 9 56.5kg $6
12 9 NOISY BOY Todd Howlett Jay Ford 8.68L 4 56.5kg $101
13 12 HIGHBORN HARRY David Payne Tom Sherry 8.85L 6 56.5kg $101
17e SEKANI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a) 0
18e KONING Richard & Will Freedman 0
16e PORT LOCKROY Annabel Neasham Chad Schofield 0
4 PUSHY (NZ) Michael Freedman Jason Collett 0
15e MAH ALI Benjamin Smith 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Gloaming Stakes Betting

The updated Gloaming Stakes 2023 odds and Group 3 betting market links to the Sydney racing markets online at Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

Shadow Hero ($2.90 in 2019), Love Tap ($1.70 in 2020) and Sharp ‘N’ Smart ($2.70 in 2022) are the latest favourites in Gloaming Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 GLOAMING STKAES ODDS (Final Field)

2023 Gloaming Stakes Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 GLOAMING STAKES FORM GUIDE

2023 Gloaming Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Gloaming Stakes 2023 Tips on the three-year-olds’ showdown on The Everest Day this spring.

  • To Win: #8 Snowman ($4 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Plenty of winning hopes coming off good runs in this year’s Gloaming and have Snowman on top at a touch of value. The Chris Waller-trained Snitzel colt enjoyed his second career win at his sixth start last time out in a BM72 at Rosehill over 1800m. Up in grade now but same distance, which he blitzed with a two length success on September 27. Hugh Bowman is in town and comes aboard this up-and-comer who is likely to land midfield and charge home. Can win again.

2023 Gloaming Stakes Field

The Gloaming Stakes 2023 field of final acceptances and barrier draw are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading up to race day. Horses may come into the Gloaming Stakes field via earlier Group status Sydney Spring Racing Carnival races for three-year-olds or be stepping up in class for their first black-type test of the season.

The 2023 Gloaming Stakes final field features a quality line-up of Spring Champion Stakes-bound three-year-old led in betting by the James Cummings-trained Group 3 winner and Group 1 performed Tom Kitten coming off a string of good runs including form around Golden Rose runner-up Encap.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 30413×0 TANNHAUSER Chris Waller James McDonald 11 56.5kg 86
2 1786×411 GANBARE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 18 56.5kg 84
3 41514×133 TOM KITTEN James Cummings Nash Rawiller 3 56.5kg 83
4 1112 PUSHY (NZ) Michael Freedman Jason Collett 13 56.5kg 81
5 6164 RAF ATTACK (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 2 56.5kg 72
6 1257×21258 KINTYRE Gary Portelli Ms Jamie Kah 12 56.5kg 71
7 176×16 RAVELLO (NZ) John O’Shea Tommy Berry 1 56.5kg 69
8 5x5x1321 SNOWMAN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 67
9 2410 NOISY BOY Todd Howlett Jay Ford 4 56.5kg 65
10 78311 GLAD YOU THINK SO John Sargent Jean Van Overmeire 14 56.5kg 63
11 57x335x97 CAP FERRAT Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5 56.5kg
12 431×52 HIGHBORN HARRY David Payne Tom Sherry 6 56.5kg 60
13 343×824 WAVERLEY John Sargent Craig Williams 15 56.5kg 62
14e 7129 LONG GENES Edward Cummings Tyler Schiller 7 56.5kg 59
15e 49×51 MAH ALI Benjamin Smith 9 54.5kg 63
16e 3315 PORT LOCKROY Annabel Neasham Chad Schofield 8 56.5kg 65
17e 642 SEKANI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a) 16 56.5kg
18e 232 KONING Richard & Will Freedman 17 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Gloaming Stakes Nominations

The 2023 Gloaming Stakes nominations are taken by Racing NSW on the Monday leading-up to The Everest Day with the full list of early entries to be published below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 41514×133 TOM KITTEN C 3 James Cummings 1 56.5kg 83
2 1786×411 GANBARE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 56.5kg 84
3 1257×21258 KINTYRE G 3 Gary Portelli 3 56.5kg 71
4 30413×0 TANNHAUSER C 3 Chris Waller 4 56.5kg 86
5 42569×8077 MAKE A CALL C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 56.5kg
6 1112 PUSHY (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman 6 56.5kg 81
7 5x5x1321 SNOWMAN C 3 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg 67
8 176×16 RAVELLO (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea 8 56.5kg 69
9 2410 NOISY BOY G 3 Todd Howlett 9 56.5kg 65
10 78311 GLAD YOU THINK SO C 3 John Sargent 10 56.5kg 63
11 6164 RAF ATTACK (NZ) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 11 56.5kg 72
12 343×824 WAVERLEY C 3 John Sargent 12 56.5kg 62
13 431×52 HIGHBORN HARRY G 3 David Payne 13 56.5kg 60
14 57x335x97 CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller 14 56.5kg
15 7129 LONG GENES C 3 Edward Cummings 15 56.5kg 59
16 9×6324 LIMBURG C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 56.5kg
17 49×51 MAH ALI F 3 Benjamin Smith 17 54.5kg 63
18 3315 PORT LOCKROY C 3 Annabel Neasham 18 56.5kg 65
19 642 SEKANI C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 19 56.5kg
20 232 KONING C 3 Richard & Will Freedman 20 56.5kg
21 21 INCA TRAIL G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 21 56.5kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Gloaming Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1978, the Gloaming Stakes has an extensive history of exciting racing and tight results. The Gloaming Stakes is named after Gloaming, who along with Desert Gold previously held the Australasian record of 19 successive wins. Out of 67 starts, Gloaming won 57 and came second 9 times.

The Gloaming Stakes has had a relatively stable history in terms of race location and status. Because of its set weights status and restriction to three year olds, the Gloaming Stakes has long held an important place in NSW racing as a major event to watch and a fertile breeding ground of young black-type winners.

Notable Gloaming Stakes winners include Sky Chase (1987), Tie The Knot (1997), So You Think (2009), It’s A Dundeel (2012), and that year’s Spring Champion Stakes / VRC Derby double winner Ace High (2017).

Gloaming Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

The Gloaming Stakes was moved from Rosehill in September to Randwick in October ahead of the 2022 race and the prize money boosted to half-a-million-dollars.

The 2022 Gloaming Stakes was rescheduled to run over a mile at Warwick Farm on the Wednesday following its original race date after racing at Randwick on Silver Eagle Day was abandoned after Race 5.

In 2023 the Gloaming Stakes returned to The Everest Day card in mid-October over 1800m.

Gloaming Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Gloaming Stakes
1st Raf Attack 1 minute 48.11 seconds
2nd Tom Kitten
3rd Cap Ferrat
2022
Gloaming Stakes
1st Sharp ‘N’ Smart 1 minute 39.94 seconds

(over 1600m at Warwick Farm)

2nd Matcha Latte
3rd Williamsburg
2021
Gloaming Stakes
1st Head Of State 1 minute 50.04 seconds
2nd Profound
3rd Benaud
2020
Gloaming Stakes
1st Love Tap 1 minute 48.89 seconds
2nd Street Dancer
3rd Bucharest
2019
Gloaming Stakes
1st Shadow Hero 1 minute 49.10 seconds
2nd Subedar
3rd Quick Thinker
2018
Gloaming Stakes
1st Thinkin’ Big 1 minute 50.28 seconds
2nd Tarka
3rd Irukandji
2017
Gloaming Stakes
1st Ace High 1 minute 50.82 seconds
2nd Sanctioned
3rd Coral Coast
2016
Gloaming Stakes
1st Veladero 1 minute 50.2 seconds
2nd Honeywine
3rd Prized Icon
2015
Gloaming Stakes
1st Vanbrugh 1 minutre 49.6 seconds
2nd Tatoosh
3rd Man Of Choice
2014
Gloaming Stakes
1st Sweynesse 1 minute 49.5 seconds
2nd Diamond Valores
3rd Pounamu
2013
Gloaming Stakes
1st Complacent 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Savvy Nature
3rd Drago
2012
Gloaming Stakes
1st It’s A Dundeel 1 minute 50.6 seconds
2nd Honorius
3rd Lunar Rise
2011
Gloaming Stakes
1st Strike The Stars 1 minute 49.0 seconds
2nd Doctor Doom
3rd King’s Pact
2010
Gloaming Stakes
1st Retrieve 1 minute 48.2 seconds
2nd Erewhon
3rd Praecido
2009
Gloaming Stakes
1st So You Think 1 minute 50.8 seconds
2nd Gathering
3rd Heraklion
2008
Gloaming Stakes
1st Predatory Pricer 1 minute 51.9 seconds
2nd Stalingrad
3rd Fight And Defend
2007
Gloaming Stakes
1st Race Not Run
2nd
3rd
2006
Gloaming Stakes
1st All Black Gold 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Sermon
2005
Gloaming Stakes
1st Pendragon 1 minute 50.4 seconds
2nd Power Of Destiny
3rd Duelled
2004
Gloaming Stakes
1st Al Maher 1 minute 49.3 seconds
2nd Savabeel
3rd Outback Prince
2003
Gloaming Stakes
1st Tsuimai 1 minute 49.6 seconds
2nd Terracotta Bay
3rd Square One
2002
Gloaming Stakes
1st Maskerado 1 minute 57.0 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Sportsman
2001
Gloaming Stakes
1st Courvoisier 1 minute 49.7 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Silk Veil
2000
Gloaming Stakes
1st Go Bint 1 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Dandify
3rd Danachenka

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